| OPENINGS |
Opening Reception: January 14th at 7pm
Exhibition runs from January 14 to February 18, 2011
Jordan Kasey is an emerging artist living in Baltimore, Maryland. Her large scale paintings are surreal oil on canvas landscapes and portraits. She grew up in the Chicago area and moved to Baltimore in 2004 to study painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). She graduated in December 2007 and currently works as an Art Handler.
Kasey’s 2010 solo exhibitions include Paintings at Sprout Organic Salon in Baltimore, Maryland and Drawings and Paintings at Minas Gallery in Baltimore, Maryland. Kasey has also had such solo exhibitions as Paintings (2009) at The Windup Space in Baltimore, Maryland and Two Worlds in One (2008) at Artspace Gallery in Richmond, Virginia. Other solo exhibitions include Paintings (2007) at Pinkard Student Space Gallery in Baltimore, Maryland and Portrait of a Young Artist (2007) at Cathedral Hall in Trenton, New Jersey.
Kasey’s group exhibitions have been held at such locations as Project 4 of Washington, DC, Load of Fun of Baltimore, Maryland, Gallery 788 of Baltimore, Maryland, Metro Gallery of Baltimore, Maryland, Current Gallery of Baltimore, Maryland, and Limner Gallery of Hudson, New York.
In 2010, Kasey received the Individual Artist Grant in Painting from the Maryland State Arts Council. The previous year, she was featured in Locus Magazine (Issue 6). Kasey feels as though her work has a true voice, one that may even overpower her own. “I like to let my paintings do most of the talking. Painting for me is an intuitive, meditative process. Once they’re completed, they are nothing more than each individual’s experience with them.”
Controversial Characters of Portraits Past
Eric Finzi is a dermatological surgeon who uses syringes, propane torches and other nontraditional tools to create epoxy resin paintings. The exhibition includes works from three series, Augustine, Down the Rabbit Hole, and Sarah Bernhardt. The Augustine series is about a girl in the 1800’s who was institutionalized in a psychiatric ward for women in Paris for having Hysteria. Subject to shock treatments and other forms of torture. Augustine eventually dressed up like a boy and escaped. In the Down the Rabbit Hole series Finzi explores writer and logician Charles Lutwidge Dodgson’s (known as Lewis Carroll) staged photographs of children. “At times the intensity and extraordinary emotional weight of the children’s gazes discomforts the viewer. Simultaneously innocent yet mature, they project a provocative engagement and relationship with the photographer.” The Sarah Bernhardt series looks to the infamous French actress- Finzi was impressed by “her talent, lifelong artistic dedication, savvy management skills, and proto-feminist way of life.” Recent Solo Exhibitions include Circular Reasoning, Dadian Gallery (Washington, DC), If Loving You is Wrong I Don’t Want to Be Right, Perihelion Arts, (Phoenix, AZ) and Art Fair 21 (Cologne, Germany) Holding Ones Breath May Induce Hypoxia, Billy Shire Fine Arts, (Los Angeles, CA).
The exhibition is curated by Cheri Landry, founding director of Divergence Fine Art, a Baltimore based ﬁne art consulting ﬁrm. Landry is the former Director of Gallery Imperato and has been a guest speaker at Towson University, American University, and the Maryland Institute College of Art and the Baltimore Women’s Group. DFA emerged in 2010, providing support and guidance to artists and collectors and continuing curatorial projects.
Honfleur Gallery is located at 1241 Good Hope Road SE, Washington DC 20020. www.honfleurgallery.com For further inquiries, please contact Briony Evans Hynson, Creative Director at 202-536-8994 or [email protected].